Appeal for the Repair of the Bells at St Mary’s Hampstead Norreys
As many of you will be aware the bells at St Mary’s have been silent for last two to three years. This is because they are now unsafe to ring and require significant repairs to be carried out prior to them being declared safe to ring once more. The total repair costs are estimated at about £60,000.
We have recently launched a fundraising project under the banner “Silent Knights” as the founders of the bells in the 17th century were members of the Knights family.
There are two elements to our fundraising – national and local. We are in the process of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other national grant providers. Success in all these cases is greatly enhanced if good fundraising support is achieved locally. We would like to raise at least £2,500 from the local church community and by making a donation through the Good Exchange website the money will be match funded so we will receive twice the amount of the donation.
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St Mary’s Bell Project Team
Exciting opportunity with COINS
COINS is looking to appoint a new person for our team who lead and organise lunchtime or after-school Christian clubs, take assemblies, RE and PSHE lessons, and run special events in Newbury area schools. We are looking for a suitably qualified person willing to work initially 6 hours per week, term time only. Applicants should have a passion for sharing their faith with young people in a sensitive and effective manner.
For further information please contact Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications – Monday 19th August. Interviews during the week beginning 9th September will include conducting a small group session with children.
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